From the family albums of German Sinti

01 | Anneliese Franz, who worked for more than twenty years at a fountain pen factory in Heidelberg, was forcibly sterilised at the city’s university clinic in 1944. Documentation Centre Archives
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02 | Maximilian Rose was murdered at Dachau concentration camp in November 1942. Documentation Centre Archives
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03 | Paula Lagerin at her First Communion in the early 1930s. She was later deported to Ravensbrück concentration camp. Documentation Centre Archives
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04 | The young Sinti boy ‘Muscha’ was forcibly sterilised in November 1944. Opponents of the regime managed to smuggle the boy out of the clinic and hid him in a summer house for almost five months until the liberation. Documentation Centre Archives
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05 | Gamba Franzen was imprisoned with her three children in the Berlin-Marzahn camp. Archiv DokuZ
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06 | Robert Adler was sent to the Berlin-Marzahn camp. Archiv DokuZ
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07 | In late January 1944, Markus Eckstein was deported from Dachau to the Lublin-Majdanek concentration camp. He died in occupied Poland shortly before the end of the war. Archiv DokuZ
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08.1 | Lydia Franz with her son Karl. She was deported from her hometown of Bonn to Auschwitz, where they both fell victim to the genocide. Archives of the Memorial to the Bonn victims of Nazi Germany, FB-33
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08.2 | Lydia Franz with her son Karl. She was deported from her hometown of Bonn to Auschwitz, where they both fell victim to the genocide. Archives of the Memorial to the Bonn victims of Nazi Germany, FB-33
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09.1 | Sylvester Lampert at his First Communion and in his final year at primary school. He was deported to Auschwitz along with his family in spring 1943. Documentation Centre Archives
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09.2 | Sylvester Lampert at his First Communion and in his final year at primary school. He was deported to Auschwitz along with his family in spring 1943. Documentation Centre Archives
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10 | Alma Höllenreiner and her children in the late 1930s before she was deported to Auschwitz Documentation Centre Archives
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11 | Kasper Höllenreiner (left), seen here with his brother Gottfried, was murdered at Sachsenhausen concentration camp. Documentation Centre Archives
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12 | Waldemar Winter before his deportation to Auschwitz Documentation Centre Archives
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13 | Members of the Bamberger Sinti family in the 1930s. Margarete Bamberger (front left) was later deported to Auschwitz. Max Bamberger (far right) died in a massacre while on the run in Yugoslavia shortly before the end of the war. Documentation Centre Archives
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14 | Rosa Lehmann (left) was later deported to Auschwitz, where her son Adolf (in the pram) was murdered. Documentation Centre Archives
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15 | Rosa Lehmann (née Höllenreiner), pictured here with her father and her nephew at the family home near Munich in the late 1920s. She was deported to Auschwitz along with her husband and children in March 1943. Documentation Centre Archives
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16 | Rosa Höllenreiner before her deportation to Auschwitz Documentation Centre Archives
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17 | Veronika Sattler later died at Auschwitz. Her husband and children also fell victim to the genocide. Documentation Centre Archives
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18.1 | Maria Strauss with her sons Adolf and Erich. They were all murdered in Auschwitz. Her son Julius, seen in the following picture with his sister Wilhelmine, was also deported to Auschwitz; he survived. At the time of the deportation Wilhelmine Strauss was already under arrest because a neighbour had denounced her for insulting […]
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18.2 | Maria Strauss with her sons Adolf and Erich. They were all murdered in Auschwitz. Her son Julius, seen in the following picture with his sister Wilhelmine, was also deported to Auschwitz; he survived. At the time of the deportation Wilhelmine Strauss was already under arrest because a neighbour had denounced her for insulting […]
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19 | The guitarist Josef Schopper, in a photograph taken a few years before his deportation. He survived Auschwitz-Birkenau and other concentration camps. Documentation Centre Archives
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